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Great Bay Pet Sitting Service
(603) 534-0515
Dover, NH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Green Dog Co Doggie Styles
(207) 475-4669
RT 1
York, ME

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Atlantic Dog Care
(603) 664-9999
308 Rte 125 Unit 2
Barrington, NH
Description
Certified pet groomers. Providing professional pet care services since 2001. Holistic and natural products. We service all breeds.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Pampered Pedigree
(603) 767-1262
The Pampered Pedigree
Farmington, NH
Description
Many options available. Smaller breeds can be groomed right in your home, before your very eyes. Yes hang out and help or just watch while i groom your dog. Available for larger dogs I do have a shop that I commission out of. Shop located in DOVER NH. Pickup and DropOff available. I have skin treatments and a variety of shampoos. Professionally trained since 2002. credentials, references and portfolio available.
Services
Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Pups Grooming
(603) 435-9663
610 Suncook Valley Hwy.
Pittsfield, NH
Description
Hello! Happy Pups Grooming offers full service grooming for your dog. I have almost 20 years experience and have owned my own grooming busines since 1992. I moved my business into my home in 2004 so that I would have much more time to offer the TLC that all pets appreciate and enjoy. Bring your pet to Happy Pups Grooming, He/she will love you for it. Kym
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Bow And Beyond Mobile Pet Spa
(603) 652-3604
Evergreen Valley Rd
Milton, NH

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Country Brook Kennels
(603) 332-2972
184 Farmington road
Rochester, NH
Description
Country Brook Kennels offers professional all breed grooming 7 days a week.We are a full service pet resort that offers boarding, daycare, grooming, Wash your own days, free play groups, country store with great prices and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

The Pampered Pedigree
(603) 664-9012
369 Route 125
Barrington, NH
Description
Now located next to knights garage with Hardscrabble Hill Feed and Garden. Experience with all breeds and available to customize and clip to your preference. Minimal cleints at a time so your pet can be groomed with as little waiting as possible. No Kennel drying and No Kennel waiting. They are allowed to go in with daycare dogs unless otherwise specified. Credentials, references and portfolio available for viewing. You are more than welcome to stay and watch or even help with the process.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Muddy Paws Pet Grooming
(207) 850-1665
59 Walnut Hill Road
Shapleigh, ME
Description
A full service grooming service for all breeds of dogs and cats. I am a certified groomer, who loves animals and making them look, feel and smell great.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Shampoodles
(603) 875-6660
#9 Abednego Rd.
Alton, NH
Description
"Professional Grooming With a Personal Touch." Award winning groomer Tara Lamper offers individual attention to all dogs, along with hydromassage bathing and scissor finishing. Your dog's coat will be professionally styled according to proper breed profile, or customized to your particular needs and wishes. Shampoodles is conveniently located just off Rt. 28 in Alton. Please visit K9Style.net for more information.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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Safe Twitching

Written by Melissa Cassutt

There are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint.  Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses different techniques of twitching, a form of physical restraint that can help control your horse as you address an emergency.

In part two, Sorensen explains how to properly apply three different types of hobbles. Our series on emergency restraint techniques concludes with an article on different types of location restraint, chemical restraint, and special techniques to restrain a foal, mule or donkey.
Safe Twitching

There are two areas on a horse that can be effectively and humanely twitched—the neck and the nose. Vulnerable anatomy, such as ears, joints or genitals should never be used for restraint. Besides being illegal in some states, ear twitches can cause permanent damage and may actually provoke aggression in some horses.

There are a few situations in which a twitch should not be used. These include if a horse is:

• Thrashing. To ensure the safety of the horse and the handler, a horse that is thrashing (as is often the case with a bad colic) should not be twitched or restrained with any other technique.

• Hurt in the area to be twitched. This may sound obvious, but it still deserves to be noted. Do not apply a twitch to an injured area, such as a sunburned muzzle or a shoulder suffering from a laceration.

• Acting up. Twitching should be used only in an emergency, and only to restrain a horse long enough to prevent further injury as the situation is being handled. Twitching should never be used as a form of discipline.

Nose twitches can be applied by hand or with a piece of equipment.
To apply a nose twitch by hand, grasp the “meaty” part of the upper lip under the nostrils, and while keeping a firm grip, twist your hand. As you hold this twitch, pulse your hand and gently massage the lip with your fingers.

As for twitching equipment, there are three basic types of nose twitches:

• Humane twitches. These metal clamps hinge at one end to squeeze the upper lip, and fasten at the opposite end with a snap. Though called humane twitches, Sorensen says they can end up causing injury by pinching or slipping loose.

• Rope-end twitches. These twitches are comprised of a long stick with a rope loop at one end. The loop is applied to the upper lip and twisted tight. As with the humane twitch, these can also have a problem with slipping.

• Chain-end twitches. These twitches are the same as a rope-end twitch, but instead of a rope loop, they have a chain loop, which provides more grip.

Whatever type of twitch you use, it’s important to stay active and aware when twitching a horse. If using your hands, “work the twitch” by pulsing your hands and massaging the area; if using a piece of equipment, gently and slowly roll the handle over and back, being careful not to loosen the twitch.

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